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BSC: Lasting Impact of a Book

It was tattered, yellowing, and the back cover had been ripped off. I duct-taped a piece of cardboard to the back to prolong its life, and I scrawled "The Babysitters Club" in block letters to make it "more official." This was my very first copy of a Babysitters Club (BSC) book, #1 Kristy's Great Idea. Just like many other items and most of my clothes, it had been handed down to me from my older sisters. 

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Virtual Azores Trek

I am challenging myself to virtually walk to Altares, Terceira, my mom's birthplace. That's 4,604 miles across the United States and over the Atlantic Ocean. <<image from Google Maps>>   I've plotted my trip by land, and I've done some calculations, including how long it might take me to step my way to Terceira. I hope to consistently be in the 10,000-15,000 daily step range.  Avg Steps/Day Years to Reach Altares 10,000 3.15 15,000 2.10 20,000 1.58   The virtual trek challenge has definitely been born out of this unprecedented time. Therefore, I'm going to start counting my steps when I began working remotely due to CV-19. I've worn a FitBit for years, so I have the data (I've been averaging...

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Anti-Racist Baking

I've been more intentional about learning and acting to support the Black Lives Matter movement in more parts of my life--including baking. Here are some culinary- and baking-related resources...

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Resources for Learning Portuguese - A Stacking Strategy

I've learned a lot over the years about language acquisition, not only as a student but also as an educator for English language learners. I've found stacking helps me fit Portuguese language practice in my full schedule. Similar to bundling, it's a great strategy when time is limited. Here are my go-to Portuguese learning resources that complement stacking and bundling strategies. 

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